Monday, April 23, 2012

Postcard 240: Unposted, Early 20th Century

Post Office and Federal Building, Chicago

The Post office occupies a full city square surrounded by
Clark, Adams and Dearborn Steets and Jackson Boule-
vard. Construction commenced in 1897, completed in
1905; cost $4,757,000. The building is 311 by 386 feet, con-
taining 150,000 square feet in its basement floor. The
main building is eight stories high and the dome section
contains eight more stories, making sixteen in all; the
total height is 297 feet, depth of foundation 76 feet.

This space for writing.

No comments: